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Giuliani Tweet Typos Can Lead To Internet Rabbit Hole

David Rancken
February 19, 2020 - 2:20 pm

The President's personal lawyer is providing hackers with a treasure trove of possible malware.

Rudy Giuliani has a difficult time with typos when he writes something on Twitter. Typos are a problem for everyone, but Giuliani tends to put typos that become hyperlinks to websites. That's where the hackers come in.

Alfred Ng from CNET says they buy the domain name of the site that Giuliani typed. They create websites that they know people will click on. Some of them point to prank websites that don't do any harm. Others are a little more insidious.

Another case found a site that steals your data. Another journalist clicked on a link and got a virus almost immediately

Ng says you just have to be careful and not just click the link, make sure it doesn't have a typo.